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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 1998.
The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on February 1998: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1998?


Events

  • 01 Feb 1998 Street Corner Symphony, closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 79 performances
  • 02 Feb 1998 Daniel Baldwin hospitalized in NYC for cocaine overdose
  • 03 Feb 1998 Britain issues a set of Princess Diana stamps
  • 04 Feb 1998 An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter Scale in northeast Afghanistan kills more than 5,000.
  • 05 Feb 1998 Alberto Acciarito convicted of harassing his ex-wife Ingrid Rossellini
  • 06 Feb 1998 Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
  • 07 Feb 1998 18th Winter Olympic games open at Nagano Japan
  • 08 Feb 1998 NHL stops season until February 24th to accommodate the Olympics.
  • 09 Feb 1998 6th annual ESPY Awards
  • 10 Feb 1998 Olympic figure skater Peggy Fleming undergoes breast cancer surgery
  • 11 Feb 1998 Lyrics to "Candle in the Wind 1997" auctioned for $442,500.
  • 12 Feb 1998 Freak, opens at Cort Theater, New York City
  • 14 Feb 1998 An oil tanker train collides with a freight train in Yaounde, Cameroon, spilling fuel oil. One person scavenging the oil drops a lit cigarette, creating a massive explosion which kills 120.
  • 15 Feb 1998 Daytona 500 race
  • 16 Feb 1998 Tellabs Inc acquires Coherent Communications Systems for $670 million.
  • 17 Feb 1998 Diane Zamora, 20, Naval Academy cadet convicted of capital murder
  • 18 Feb 1998 Robert Merrill, songwriter ("Funny Girl"), commits suicide at age 76.
  • 19 Feb 1998 Soyuz TM-26 lands
  • 20 Feb 1998 UN Secretary General Kofi Annan lands in Baghdad, for peace negotiations
  • 21 Feb 1998 Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
  • 22 Feb 1998 King & I, closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 781 performances
  • 23 Feb 1998 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Charleston SC on WAVF 96.1 FM
  • 24 Feb 1998 Elton John knighted
  • 25 Feb 1998 40th Grammy Awards
  • 26 Feb 1998 Total solar eclipse in Venezuela-Pacific Ocean (4 minutes 9 seconds).
  • 27 Feb 1998 14th Soap Opera Digest Awards
  • 28 Feb 1998 View From the Bridge, closes at Criterion Theater, New York City

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Movies

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The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski

Release year: 1998

Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

Country: United States of America

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Dark City

Dark City

Release year: 1998

Directed by: Alex Proyas

Starring: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt

Country: United States of America

Left Luggage

Left Luggage

Release year: 1998

Directed by: Jeroen Krabbé

Starring: Laura Fraser, Adam Monty, Isabella Rossellini, Jeroen Krabbé

Dangerous Beauty

Dangerous Beauty

Release year: 1998

Directed by: Marshall Herskovitz

Starring: Catherine McCormack, Rufus Sewell, Oliver Platt, Fred Ward

The Wedding Singer

The Wedding Singer

Release year: 1998

Directed by: Frank Coraci

Starring: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor, Allen Covert

Country: United States of America

Books

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Comanche Moon by Larry McMurtry

Comanche Moon

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The epic four-volume cycle that began with Larry McMurty's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, Lonesome Dove, is completed with this brilliant and haunting novel - a capstone in a mighty tradition of storytelling.

Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz

Fear Nothing

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If you’re different enough, the night is not your enemy, the darkness is not intimidating, the shadows are not terrifying. You fear nothing. Christopher Snow is different from all the other residents of Moonlight Bay, different from anyone you’ve ever …

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Memoirs of a Geisha

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A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this brilliant debut novel tells with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.Speaking

The Partner by John Grisham

The Partner

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEROnce he was a well-liked, well-paid young partner in a thriving Mississippi law firm. Then Patrick Lanigan stole ninety million dollars from his own firm—and ran for his life.

The Winner by David Baldacci

The Winner

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAn incredible new page-turner from thriller master David Baldacci...THE DREAMShe is twenty, beautiful, dirt-poor, and hoping for a better life for her infant daughter when LuAnn Tyler is offered the gift of a lifetime, a $100 …